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Human Resource Management 11 ed Gary Dessler

Ch 1: Introduction to Human Resource Management Learning Objectives 1. Explain what human resource management is and how it relates to the management process. 2. Give at least eight examples of how all managers can use human resource management concepts and techniques. 3. Illustrate the human resources responsibilities of line and staff (HR) managers. 4. Provide a good example that illustrates HRs role in formulating and executing company strategy. 5. Write a short essay that addresses the topic: Why metrics and measurement are crucial to todays HR managers. 6. Outline the plan of this book.

Ch 2: Equal Opportunity and the Law Learning Objectives 1. Cite the main features of at least five employment discrimination laws. 2. Define adverse impact and explain how it is proved and what its significance is. 3. Explain and illustrate two defenses you can use in the event of discriminatory practice allegations. 4. Avoid employment discrimination problems. 5. Cite specific discriminatory personnel management practices in recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, layoffs, and benefits. 6. Define and discuss diversity management.

Ch 3: Strategic Human Resource Management and the HR Scorecard Learning Objectives 1. Outline the steps in the strategic management process. 2. Explain and give examples of each type of companywide and competitive strategy. 3. Explain what a strategy-oriented human resource management system is and why it is important. 4. Illustrate and explain each of the ten steps in the HR Scorecard approach to creating human resource management systems.

Ch 4: Job Analysis Learning Objectives 1. Discuss the nature of job analysis, including what it is and how its used. 2. Use at least three methods of collecting job analysis information, including interviews, questionnaires, and observation. 3. Write job descriptions, including summaries and job functions, using the Internet and traditional methods. 4. Write job specifications using the Internet as well as your judgment. 5. Explain job analysis in a jobless world, including what it means and how its done in practice.

Ch 5: Personnel Planning and Recruiting Learning Objectives 1. Explain the main techniques used in employment planning and forecasting. 2. List and discuss the main outside sources of candidates. 3. Effectively recruit job candidates. 4. Name and describe the main internal sources of candidates. 5. Develop a help wanted ad. 6. Explain how to recruit a more diverse workforce.

Ch 6: Employee Testing and Selection Learning Objectives 1. Explain what is meant by reliability and validity. 2. Explain how you would go about validating a test. 3. Cite and illustrate our testing guidelines. 4. Give examples of some of the ethical and legal considerations in testing. 5. List eight tests you could use for employee selection, and how you would use them. 6. Explain the key points to remember in conducting background investigations.

Ch 7: Interviewing Candidates Learning Objectives 1. List the main types of selection interviews. 2. Explain and illustrate at least six factors that affect the usefulness of interviews. 3. Explain and illustrate each guideline for being a more effective interviewer. 4. Effectively interview a job candidate.

Ch 8: Training and Developing Employees Learning Objectives 1. Describe the basic training process. 2. Describe and illustrate how you would go about identifying training requirements. 3. Explain how to distinguish between problems you can fix with training and those you cant. 4. Explain how to use five training techniques.

Ch 9: Performance Management and Appraisal Learning Objectives 1. Evaluate and improve the appraisal form in Figure 9-1. 2. Describe the appraisal process. 3. Develop, evaluate, and administer at least four performance appraisal tools. 4. Explain and illustrate the problems to avoid in appraising performance. 5. List and discuss the pros and cons of six appraisal methods. 6. Perform an effective appraisal interview. 7. Discuss the pros and cons of using different raters to appraise a persons performance.

Ch 10: Managing Careers Learning Objectives 1. Compare employers traditional and career planning-oriented HR focuses. 2. Explain the employees, managers, and employers career development roles. 3. Describe the issues to consider when making promotion decisions. 4. Describe the methods for enhancing diversity through career management. 5. Answer the question: How can career development foster employee commitment?

Ch 11: Establishing Strategic Pay Plans Learning Objectives 1. List the basic factors in determining pay rates. 2. Explain in detail how to establish pay rates. 3. Explain how to price managerial and professional jobs. 4. Discuss competency-based pay and other current trends in compensation.

Ch 12: Pay for Performance and Financial Incentives Learning Objectives 1. Discuss the main incentives for individual employees. 2. Discuss the pros and cons of incentives for salespeople. 3. Name and define the most popular organizationwide variable pay plans. 4. Describe the main incentives for managers and executives. 5. Outline the steps in developing effective incentive plans.

Ch 13: Benefits and Services Learning Objectives 1. Name and define each of the main pay for time not worked benefits. 2. Describe each of the main insurance benefits. 3. Discuss the main retirement benefits. 4. Outline the main employees services benefits. 5. Explain the main flexible benefit programs.

Ch 14: Ethics, Justice, and Fair Treatment in HR Management Learning Objectives 1. Explain what is meant by ethical behavior at work. 2. Discuss important factors that shape ethical behavior at work. 3. Describe at least four specific ways in which HR management can influence ethical behavior at work. 4. Employ fair disciplinary practices. 5. List at least four important factors in managing dismissals effectively.

Ch 15: Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining Learning Objectives 1. Give a brief history of the American labor movement. 2. Discuss the main features of at least three major pieces of labor legislation. 3. Present examples of what to expect during the union drive and election. 4. Describe five ways to lose an NLRB election. 5. Illustrate with examples bargaining that is not in good faith. 6. Develop a grievance procedure.

Ch 16: Employee Safety and Health Learning Objectives 1. Explain the basic facts about OSHA. 2. Explain the supervisors role in safety. 3. Minimize unsafe acts by employees. 4. Explain how to deal with important occupational health problems.

Ch 17: Managing Global Human Resources Learning Objectives 1. List the HR challenges of international business. 2. Illustrate how intercountry differences affect HRM. 3. Discuss the global differences and similiarities in HR practices. 4. Explain five ways to improve international assignments through selection. 5. Discuss how to train and maintain international employees.